Kutchi Dabeli

Post No.91

Seventh state coming under signature dishes of Indian states is Gujarat. Who does not like something that is sweet , spicy and tangy? If you are looking something like that Kutchi Dabeli is a perfect answer. Kutchi  Dabeli is a popular snack of India, originated from the region of Kutch in Gujarat. Dabeli has its orgin in Mandavi , a city in kutch region. It is said to be invented by a resident  called Keshavji Gabha Chudasama in 1960. His shop is still there in Mandavi. And nowever days it is popular all over the india. It  a spicy snack made by mixing boiled potatoes with a special Dabeli  Masala. Then putting in a pav or burger bun and serving  with tamarind and garlic chilli chutney. Also garnished with onions, peanuts and pomegranate .  I have used burger buns instead of laadipav as it is easily available.

For Dabeli masala

2 dry red chillies

2  tbsp coriander seeds

1 inch cinnamon stick

6 cloves

1 teaspoon cumin seed

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon fennel  seed

Few  black pepper corns

Dry roast the above ingredients and grind it into a fine powder

Red Chutney

12 red chillies

12 garlic flakes

Salt to taste

Water as needed

Soak the chillies for 2 hours. Grind together all ingredients with little water in medium  consistency .

Tamarind chutney

Lemon sized ball of tamarind

10 seedless dates

½ tsp chilli powder

A piece of jaggery

Salt to taste

Water as needed

Boil together tamarind, dates, chilli powder , jaggery and salt with little water. Cool it a bit and blend in a blender to make a smooth chutney.

Ingredients For Dabeli Filling

1 cup boiled potato

2 tbsp Dabeli Masala

2 tbsp Tamarind chutney

½ tspn Red chutney

4 tbsp Masala peanuts

4 tbsp Chopped onions

2 tbsp Pomegranate pearls

2 tbsp Chopped coriander leaves

Salt to taste

¼ cup water

Preparation of Dabeli Filling

Heat oil in a pan. Add Dabeli masala, Date and  tamarind chutney,  red chutney , mashed potatoes and salt.

Mix well and add water and cook for 5 minutes.

Switch off the flame and spread the filling evenly in a square tray.

Now add layers of masala peanuts, Chopped onions, pomegranate pearls and chopped coriander leaves.

Allow to cool for 15minutes and divide into six  portions

For Dabeli

6pav buns/ burger buns

6 tspn butter

6 tspn  red chutney

6 tspn  Tamarind Chutney

6 tspn  chopped onions

6 tspn Sev

6  portion of dabeli filling

How to set Dabeli

Slit the pav horizontally.

Spread red chutney on one side and tamarind chutney on the other side

Place one part of dabeli filling in the centre. Top with chopped onions. Pomegranate  seeds and sev.

Close it with top slice . Dip the sides of dabeli with sev.

Heat a pan and add   butter . Roast dabeli from both sides.

Garnish it with masala peanuts, chopped onion, chopped coriander leaves  and pomegranate pearls

Serve hot.

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